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Poster: fleabag2 Date: Nov 29, 2011 5:08pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Poor quality movie postings.

Will someone on this site PLEASE explain to everyone why each and every one of the videos posted ends up with the picture quality badly chopped up?

Thanks.

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Nov 29, 2011 6:05pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Poor quality movie postings.

Take this, for example:
http://www.archive.org/details/Kansas_City_Confidential_1952
If you download the 422mb Ogg video file, you won't get a sharp picture. If you download the 819mb cinepack file, the video should be clear. It takes a relatively high bitrate to yield a sharp video.

(Notice that I said download. Streaming is a very bad idea. When you download a movie to your hard drive, you can watch it more than once without wasting bandwidth by streaming it more than once, and you can give copies to your friends. When you no longer need it, you simply delete it.)

In other cases, however, the uploader had nothing but a fuzzy source video to begin with. Many public domain films haven't been restored and are available only in a scratchy, dirty, and blurry format.

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Poster: fleabag2 Date: Nov 30, 2011 9:14am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Poor quality movie postings.

I DID download the file (mpeg-2, in the case of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame") with the SAME result

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Dec 3, 2011 2:42pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Poor quality movie postings.

That is a very old, silent movie. It may not even have been filmed at 24 frames per second.

Can you honestly say that "Kansas City Confidential" is "chopped up"?

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Poster: fleabag2 Date: Dec 3, 2011 2:50pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Poor quality movie postings.

I admit that not all movies on this sight are "blocky" but I have noticed that most of the ones, such as what I mentioned, are - and that has NOTHING whatsoever to do with the frame rate (the fact that this is a free site is a rather poor excuse for shoddy workmanship).

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Poster: skybandit Date: Dec 2, 2011 11:44pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Poor quality movie postings.

Well, maybe you should ask for your money back from this FREE site with uploads done by amateurs out of the goodness of their hearts.

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Poster: Blade_Runner Date: Dec 9, 2011 8:45pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Poor quality movie postings.

Yes we should have a competition as to who can upload the movie with the blockiest crumbiest transfer.

I might donate a broken 8-bit Nintendo for first prize.

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Poster: Blade_Runner Date: Nov 29, 2011 9:55pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Poor quality movie postings.

its unfortunate the uploaders often make video files as small as possible to shorten uploading time and bandwith usage. sometimes the source seems like it really is but the framerate is jerky and the picture blocky.

what I dont understand is that some of the films are stretched to 1:85 aspect ratio when they should be 1.33 if they are older movies.

ok ill stop complaining now